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the betterment and upbulding of
the City of Port St Joe.
Port St. Joe-Site of the $7,500,000
DuPont Paper Mill-Florida's fast.
eat growing little city. In
the heart of the pine belt.
/ The Home Newspaper of Northwest Florida's Future Industrial Center
VOLUME II PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY' FLORIDA, FRIDAY, JANUARY 27, 1939 NUMBER 15
'Pair Convicted At Third Trial fo
Slaying of Kinsman
Ralph and Woodrow "Westel
were convicted Tuesday at Marl
anna of first degree murder, with
a recommendation of mercy, for
the shotgun slaying of their kins
nian, W. W. Wester of Inwood
The verdict carries an auto
matic sentence of life Imprison
meant for both men, who were cou
sin and nephew of the slain man
'TVhe verdict was returned after
overnight deliberations by the
third jury to hear the case, both
former cases ending in mistrials
The two youths were released
on $10,000 bond each pending a
motion of defense' counsel for a
trial, -date for hearing the motion
being set for February 1.
Gets Coveted Award Here Friday;
Ruby Lee Farmer and Lydia
Wood Take Junior Awards
Miss Avis Wilson, sponsored by
the Quality Grocery, Y.won first
:place in the American Legion
- Auxiliary. beauty..peaint -Friday
evening at the bigf school audi
torium. Second place was awarded
Miss Dorothy Crockett, represent-
ing Carver's Drug Store. -
Little' Miss Betty Jo Lane won
first place as the most talented
amateur, coming on: the stage as
an old lady and giving a reading
that brought down the house.
Mrs. Helen Curry, with her guitar
selections, placed second' "
In the baby parade, little Miss
Ruby Lee. Farmer was awarded
the beautiful loving cup and Lydia
Wood was runner-up.
A. M. Mitchell acted as master
o:ceremonies during the evening,
introducing the. contestants.
Ain Treadwell rendered a solo
tap, dance, followed by Geraldine
Parker singing in her own inimit-
able way "You Can't Stop Me
from .Dreaming." Betty Jo' Lane
then gave a reading, "Billy In
Trouble." Abe Sabe and his uke
was introduced and he played and
sang to the delight. of the audi-
Cornelius VanHorn' and Jessie
Stone, playing on the baritone and
slide trombone, rendered "Let Me
(Continued on Page 6) .
Weird Picture Is
Coming to Port
Dracula and Frankenstein To Be
Seen At Midnight Show
Manager Roy Williams of the
Port theater announces that one
of. the most weird and creepy
pictures ever made will be shown
at the theater on February 10.
The picture, which will be seen
at a midnight "spook show," fea-
tures both Dacula, dead 500 years
ana yet allv~and Frankenstein,
the man-made,- monster.
Those who like out-of-the-ordi-
nary pictures should not miss
Robert Bellows attended the
funeral, services for Roy Van
Kleek in Panama City last Thurs-
TO BEHELD HERE
r TOMORROW EVE
r March of Dimes Campaign Shows
S Gratifying Results In War
On Iniantile Paralysis
While President Roosevelt will
Snot celebrate his birthday until
Monday, January 30, residents of
SPort St. Joe and Gulf county will
Observe the chief executive's natal
day tomorrow night with a grand
ball in the Centennial- building
which is being sponsored by the
e papermakers' union and for which
music will be provided by Bill
This promises to.be oneof the
a outstanding: events of the year
a and. from the reports of ticket
s sales will be. one .,of the most
largely attended. Those who have
not yet bought their tickets
should do so at once, as the pro-
ceeds of the dance will go to a
most worthy cause-the fight on
infantile paralysis-and half of
the money raised will remain in
Gulf county to carry on the war
against this dread disease.
Another event for raising funds
in this campaign will be -a basket-
Sball game Monday night at the
Centennial building- between the
Gulf Power. company team .of
Phnamla CGtit- Al. a.Tapper's ,Old-
towners of. Port St. Joe, As a
preliminary to the main game,.
Sa girls' basketball tilt will be
staged between a. high .school
(Continued on Page 6))
Ladies' Ball Game
To Be Played For
Benefit of Band
Proceeds Will; Go; Toward Pur-
chasing New Uniforms For
High School Musicians
At the meeting of the Band
Boosters club Monday evening at
the school auditorium it was
suggested that a baseball game be
arranged between the ladies of
'he club and the ladies of the
Parent-Teachers association, pro-
ceeds of the unusual event to go
to the fund being raised to pur-
chase new uniforms for the high
school band. The proposal met
with instant approval and a chal-
lenge was issued to the P.-T. A.
and immediately accepted..
The game will be played in
about two weeks, in order to give
the feminine Babe Ruths an op-
portinity to brush up' on their
batting practice, and wherever it
has been mentioned has met with
loud huzzahs and shouts of ap-
proval. From the interest being
taken in the affair, there should
be a large attendance, and this is
as it should be, for there is no
more worthy cause in the, city
than in seeing that our band is
The local band will compete
(Continued on Page 5)
The S.S. Jean of the Bull Line
docked Monday and sailed Tues-
day with'a cargo of, kraft paper
for eastern ports.
The S. S. Millinocket of the
Bull Line came into port yester-
day morning and sailed ,in the
evening with a cargo of 1000 tons:
of kraft paper '
New Trial Plea
State Supreme Court Upholds
Kidnaper's Death Sentence
S The state supreme court Tues-
day refused th'e plea of Franklin
Pierce McCall for a new trial in
the ransom-kidnaping of James
Bailey ,Cash, Jr. The death sen-
tence was imposed on McCall by
Judge H. F. Atkinson of the Dade
county circuit court, and this was
his second appeal to ,the supreme
court for a new trial.
Unless an appeal is .taken to the
United States Supreme Court .or
other legal proceedings are. begun,
SGovernor Cone will be required to
sign a death warrant setting the
week for McCall's execution at
Sthe state penitentiary.
CITY MAY GET 75
PER CENT LOANS
Would Be Big Incentive for Work-
ing Men To Own Their
Through the dliligent efforts of
United States Senator Claude Pep-
per, home builders in Port St. Jde
may soon be able to secure FHA
loans to the amount of 75 per
cent of the value of the property,
paoording -'to *an.. apnouncemept
made Tuesday night by Mayor J.
Mr. Sharit, who returned last
week from a trip to the nation's
capital, said that he had not only
conferred with Senator Pepper,
but also with Federal Housing
Administration officials, and he
had been practically assured that
the 75 per cent loan would soon
be applicable to this city.
'Loans will be made on;a 25 per
cent escrow agreement. with 20
yedrs in which to pay.
When--property owners are able
to secure, this type of loan, we
should see a large number of new
homes, 'started immediately and a
consistent building program under
way, for the present housing situ-
ation. is one of the biggest draw-
backs to the rapid development of
With larger loans made avail-
able more workingmen will be in
a position to own their homes,
paying for them over a period of
20 years like rent, and thus cre-
ate a more stable and worthwhile
type of resident, which is not the
case where a home is rented.
James Guilford Crushed In Paper
Machine When Hand Is
Caught In Rollers
James Glenn Guilford, 21, of
Blountstown was killed instantly
Sunday at the St. Joe Paper com-
pany mill when his hand caught
between the rollers of the rewind-
ing machine as he was cutting
the paper -at the completion of a
roll, and his body was pulled be-
tween the rollers. His body was
mangled almost beyond recogni-
tion, according to eye witnesses
to the tragedy.
The youth was the son of Mrs.
George Guilford, of Blountstown
and the body was taken to that
city where funeral services. were.
held Monday morning. ,, .
TO $190,000 TOTAL
City Dads Also Pass Ordinance
: Requiring Taxi Owners To
SEndeavoring to place the city's
garbage disposal service on a pay-
ing basis, thus cutting down oper-
ating costs of the city, the board
of city commissioners at their ses-
sion Tuesday evening heard the
first reading of an ordinance
.which will provide for monthly
charges to be paid the city by.all
of those utilizing the garbage dis-
posal service. In the past there
has been no charge for this serv-
ice, but as the cost is increasing
from. year to year, $1990 having
been set up in the 1939 budget as
against $1500 for last year, it was
thought beat to make. this depart-
ment self-sustaining. as,,i8 dane :1i
other cities. -." ,
As set in the ordinance,- a.
charge of 50 cents per month will
be made for residences and $1 per
month for business houses, hotels
and boarding houses. ,This is in
line with charges for such service
made elsewhere. ..
The new law prohibits the
rumping of any type of garbage,
or trash in the alleys or on,: pri-
vate property in the city and pro-
vides for fine or imprisonment
This ties in with a previous or-
dinance which, among other
things, provides that all re-
ceptacle's or containers for garb-
age shall have tight-fitting covers
and shall be placed at a conveni-
ent location where they may 'be
picked up by the garbage collec-
Another ordinance came up for
final reading Tuesday night which
provides that all persons in the
business of carrying passengers
:for hire or renting cars to the
-public with or without drivers,
must carry liability insurance in
the amounts of $5000 for one per-
son, $10,000 for two or more per-
sons and $5000 property damage.
This, according to an opinion ren-
dered by City Attorney E. Clay
Lewis, also applies to owners of
trucks for hire.
M. Treadwell appeared before
the commissioners on behalf of
the volunteer fire department to
ask for use of the Centennial
building once each month to give
dances in order to raise money
for the purchase of additional
equipment for the department.
The commissioners thought it a
very good idea, and gave their
hearty approval and permissionto
use the building.
Several other matters of minor
importance were discussed before
the body adjourned.
J. L. Kerr and C. A. Tovey ex-
ppct to leave today for Jackson-
ville, where they will attend the
meeting of the state chamber of
commerce. Mr. Kerr is a director
of the. body.
WILL INCLUDE DRAINING OF
SWAMP IN EASTERN
PART OF CITY
According to Mayor J. L. Sharit,
who last week went to Washing-
ton in connection with city affairs
and other business, the WPA proj-
eat for the .widening of Fifth
street at a cost of $128,921; has
been expanded to include drain-
age of the swamp in the eastern
part\of the city known as Chicken
House Swamp. Total cost of the
new setup is estimated to be ap-
In working. out the street widen-
ing project, which crosses this
swamp, it was thought best by the
engineers to include drainage of
this low-lying section in order to
prevent damage to the new pave-
ment, which will be of concrete.
Drainage will be provided to the
intra-coastal canal connecting linK
to the north. A ditch has already
been dug for draining of part of
this swamp into Patton Bayou on
.'-,-gAaining of this section. will not
only give additional room for-'Xz-
pansion of' our rapidly-growing
city, but will also go a long way
in aiding in the elimination of
Contrary To State Constitution,
Say Five Justices, As It
Is a Lottery
Theater bank nights, operated
in Florida for about five years
and in Port St. Joe for. eighteen
months, are held to be lotteries,
and therefore contrary to the con-
stitution, the state supreme court
decided last Friday in two test
The court said the method of
awarding cash prizes to theater
patrons contained every- element
of a lottery and therefore was
outlawed by Florida statutes.
The unanimous opinion of five
of the six justices said a lottery
must have three features: (1) A
prize must be given, (2) It must
be awarded by chance, and (3)
For a consideration.
The court found that the in-
creasedl attendance, estimated at
two to seven times nprmal, was
the theater's consideration for
making its cash offers.'
"We. are not unmindful," said
the court, "of the far-reaching ef-
fect of this opinion on the thea-
ter business in Florida."
The Port theater discontinued
their bank night drawings Wed-
nesday night, in accordance with
the supreme court ruling, when
tickets, were drawn out of the
hopper until a winner was found
for the $85 pot.
The Lions club has changed its
time and place of meeting. In fu-
ture the club will conveee.at 1:30
in the Port Inn on the first and
their_ Wednesdays of the month.
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P..T. A. VIEWS HEALTH
PICTURE AT MEETING
At the regular meeting of the
Parent-Teachers association held
yesterday at the high school audi-
torium, Miss Mathison, county
nurse, introduced Dr. D. C. Par-
menter, director of the Franklin-
Gulf health unit, who. gave a short
talk on "Syphilis" and showed a
moving picture on the subject.
A motion was made that the or-
ganization extend a vote of
thanks |to Mrs. .Buster Owens for
her splendid work during the Cen-
tennial. A motion was also car-
ried that the P.-T. A. aid in secur-
ing books for the glee.club.
Miss Mathison asked for help
for children with bad tonsils and
motion was made to aid in this
work. A motion was also carried
that Miss Mathison supply the
first aid rooms for the school for
the P.-T. A. R om count was
made after which S. Chalker gave
a short talk ih school sanitation,
which concluded the meeting.
BISH,0P JUHAN TO BE
Bishop F. Juhan illm be at
the Methodist church at 3:30
o'clock Siinday afternoon to ad-
minister the right of confirmation
and to preach. He will also cele-
brate the.Holy Communiin.
Bishop Juhan will be in Apa-
lachicola.a aturday at 11 a. m. ,to
advance the Rev. G. T. Beihson for
priesthood, to confirm a class and
MRS. BELLOWS HOSTESS TO
Mrs: Robert Bellows was hos-
tess Tuesday afternoon to the St.
James Mfission. The meeting was
the study hour for the auxiliary,
with Rev. G. Bensdn: f Apalaclii-
cola presiding. Following the
study, tea was served.
Mrs. Charles Brown and chl6
dren of Apalachicola were guests
of Charles Brown' over the week-
Miss Aileen Cogsdill of Gaines-
ville arrived yesterday to spend
the weekend with her father, B.
Mrs. B. B. Cpnkllt: spent Mon.
day and Tuesday in St. Andrews,
the guest of-her mother, Mrs. M.
The Horror Show
of the Cenry!
?^, ,r 44 .-4'-
At the Churches
10:00 a. m.-Bunday School.
11:00 a. m.-Preaching service.
7:30 p. m.-Preaching service.
All members and all Presbyter-
ians are urged to be present at
these services. A special program
is being planned for the night
All men of the congregation are
urged to be present at the church
Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock for
a business conference.
M.ETHODIST CHURCH .
D. E. Marietta, Minister
Services Every Sunday
10:00 a. m.-Cburcn School.
11:00 a. m.-.MQrRIRP worship.
7:30 p.m.--Even!ng worship.
FIRST BAPTIST. CHURCH
Rev. J. W. Sisemore, Minister
'60! 0 a. im.-Sunday ichiol.
11:,00 a. m.--iMorning worship.
6:30 p. m. a.-,.T.~ .
/7:30 p. m.--Evening Worship.
W. M. U., Moinay, 3:00 p. .m.
Prayern:eeting Wedliesday, 7:30 p.
mT. Teachers meeting, 'Thursday,
7:30 p. m.
ASSEMBLY OF GOD
Rev. H. P. Money. Pastor
10:15 a. m.-Sunday School.
11:00 a. m.-Preacbing Service.
7:30 p. m.--Eikngelistic service.
PrayermeeLing every Wednesday
MARIE JONiES CIRCLE
MEETS WITH IIM ROBiSON
The Marie Jones Circle of the
Methodist Missionary society met
Monday afternoon at the home of
Mrs. John 'W. Robison. Mrs. J. L;
Te mple, circle chairman, turned
the program over to Mrs. J. C.
Bradbury, program leader. Subject
f0r the afternoon was "New Hor-
izons In Personal IService."
The hymn, "Take My Life and
Let It Be," was sung, followed by
the Loid's Piayer. Mrs. S. C.
Parker read the scripture, take
'from I Chiroaicles 29:5-10, which
Was followed by the hymn, '"'ll Go
Where 'You Want Me To Go."
Mrs. Edwin Riamsey gave a talk'
on "God Suffers Alone," after
which Mrs. Henderson Sp~ience
gave a talk on "Canadian Mis-
sions." Mirs. J. L. Temple gave
tiie final talk, "In the Hands oft
Following the program, Mrs.
Temple took charge. The roll was
called anid the minutes read by
the secretary. Social service work
was discussed. The circle voted,
to h'ave e a "w"ist measuring
party" at the hoiiie of Mirs. Ram-'
:'cy on January 25 in order to!
iaise money for the treasury.
The meeting -adjourned to meet
again next: Monday at the social
being gijen by Mrs. J. T. McNeill[
at her ihomie at Indian Pass. Sand-i
wiches and soft drinks werei
Served by the hostess to the fif-'
teen ; lembes present.
Miss Elsie Nedley of Apalachi-i
cola was the week-end guest. of!
Miss Iva Mae Nedley.
Mr. and Mrs. Joe Thompson and!
little son, Bobby Joe, of Apalachi-l
cola. were visiting Saturday in
Port St. Joe.
Miss Helen Rollins and dauigh-j
ter, Peggy, spent the *w~k-end at
their home ini Gordon, Ala.
Mrs. F. O. Allen and son of
Apalachicola re visiting Mr. and:
Mrs. Paul D. Farmer.
Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Melvin moved
to this city from Fountain last
Mr. and Mrs. G. Sewell of Al-
tha moved to .Prt St. Joe last
BAPTIST MISSIONARY .
CIRCLES IN JOINT MEETING
The Royal Service program was
rendered at the Baptist church
Monday afternoon with the "three
circles of .the Missionary society
in attendance. The Lydia Circle
program chairman, Mrs. H. M.
Hammock, was in charge. Topic
studied was "The Great Commis-
The meeting was opened by
singing "All Hail the Power of
Jesus' Name." Bible study, "Doing
the will of God," Matthew 6:10-21,
Luke 6:46 and Mark '3:35, was
given by Mrs. J. 0. "Baggett, fol-
loived with prayer by Mrs. L. R.
Holliday. A talk, "The Great Con-
mis'sion and Missions," was given
by 'Mr. Daisy Staten. "The Great
Commission and W. M. U." as
by airs. W. W. Vandergrlft.
'A pageant, "What Shall 1939
Be?" was gireni. 'Mrs. H-aminick
held a beautiful lavendeur ipcard
with -1 39 In silyvr arid asked with
what clothes shall we clothe 1939?
Mrs. C. G. 'Cdstin presented
"Purity," Mrs. Curtis "Loyalty,"'
Mrs. UUpshqw-.'Gr6wth In Mission-
ary Service," Mrs.' ason ''Sacri-
ficial -Living," Mrs. .Holliday ',Re-
'newed: 'eal' and, Mrs. Miller "Ser-
vice and Achievemnt." Songs ap-
propriate to the subject were
sung bjb Mrs. W. H. Howell..The
benedictidn was given by Mrs.
Next meeting will be a steward-
ship program at the church Mon-
MR&... LARKI'N ENTERTAINS
WEDI'ESbAY BRIDGE CLUB
Mis. Monte Larkin was hostess
to the Wednesday "bridge' club
this week. Three tables were
placed for play and after several
progresslan'., prizes were pre-
sented to Mtrs. 'W. M. Howell,
hiigh, and Miiss Katherine Hickey,
SCake and fruit punch' were
served by the hostess to Mes-
daimes W.TH. .Howell, T. V. .West-
brook, E. flicker, W. A. Wood, 'C.
Trammell, 'Shanioo, E. Ciirry, W.
S. Smith, D. C. Smith and P. D.
Farmer aind Miss Hickey.
MRS. GRAGG 'ENTiERTAtNS
iIDLE tioUR BRIDiGE CLUB
Mrs. T. Graigg entertained the
idk IHoIu Bridge club this week
at her honie on fdjrrison avenue.
Three tab"'s were in progress and
pikes's were won by Mrs. H. Crock-
ett, high, 'Mrs. T. Frary, cut, and
Mrs. J. Sowers, low. Delicious re.
fieshments were served by the
Eugene Singletary of Shreve-
port, a., spent Saturday after-
noon in this city en route to Mi-
ami to attend the funeral of his
little niece, iNolma Thigpen, who
was killed in an automobile acci-
dent. T. S. SingIetary aceom-
Judge Alton Dendy was a
week-end visitor in Quincy, the
guest of Miss Aileen Arnold.
Rev. J. W. Marshall, who con-
ducted -a revival :service at the
Presbyterian church, left Monday
for his home in Ohattahoochee.
Mr. and Mr. B. B. Conklin, BE.
A. Conklinl and B. A. *Cogsdill
were week-end visitors in Gaines-
A. M. Mitchell Was a business
visitorr in Panama City Thursday
of last week.
Miss Aileen Arnold .spent the
week-ind in Quincy, the guest of
Collis Lund spent the week-end
in 'Quincy with -lls.:mpthter.
Society Personas rches
LANETA DAVIS, Editor
'No Shrinkige 4 'No 'tFadirig
No Lost Bubkls airid Orna-
ments More 'Brilliant Col-
ors 0 "Whiter Whites arid
softer, -leaner WO'bleMs.
S;See This New CLans.i.ng
'System in Operation
TAILORS and CLEANERS
-We Call for and Deliyer-
P.HONE 102 Monument Ave.
BrV *NOW! '
AIRMAIDS ii as stockings
should fit-and do not lose their
shape or color after repeated
ladndeings. They are exquisitely
forcedt the important points of
wear. Eyery pair is sealed in cel,
lophane for your pl9tFtW~i ---.
assuring tieir perfection aad
-AXRMAID HOSIERY.may. le
had in all sizes and the minartept
"Where Friends Meet"
SPORT ,ST. JOE
Would You a
Send news of a death i a circular Iktter?.
'Put news of yor life'ss party on a
Usa a hotel register to t~ll that you had en-
:lrged yo- r tPre?
Tack the news of ycihr dau~ghti's wedding
on a telephone pole,?
tHEN WHY THi ,HECK DON'T YOU PUT YOUR
ADVERTISING IN THE EW $PAPE1 TOO?
PJ4ONE 51 NO* and a prepsaentative will capll,on
you and help lay e-it ryoutr ad
"9Your Home-town Newspaper'
PORT ST. JOE
MI KA RIN N RI'ON idL'Costi ;Couhty superinaten-
CE df ES BIRiHDAY :dent :pT seh'clI:i As '. business
Aobut fdity little, friends joined' visftr: Tudsa;ay' fr6rOm WewahiW-
Kathiryn iHorton at the home of chka.
her parents on Garrison avenue
last Friday to celebrate her birth-
:day. :Games- were enjoyed, after
which ice cream:.and cake wds
served to each guest and each re-
ceived a valentine. The little hon-
oree was presented with many
James H. Kelly of Wewahi.chka
visited Tuesday in Port St. Joe.
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Saunders
spent last Friday and Saturday
r*r -I ~i..i. iJ
FRIDAY, JANUARY 27r, 1,939,
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
P D--A A 27.-- 19 H.e R P....RT^. S .IT .O ,. G O .L ...O
---~" ~'" `-:P~~'UR~
The British parliament passed
the Quebec Act in 1774. The act
recognized the Catholic faith and
allowed the French inhabitants.
of Canada their civil laws and cus-
DR. J. C. COE
Office Hours: 9 to 12; 1 to 5
Sunday By Appointment
Costipn Bldg. Port St. Joe
Why Not YOU, Too?
Enjoy a day's Fishing and
Picnic Dinner at
On Gulf County's World-
Famous DEAD LAKES
Our BOATS are New, Dry
Sand Kept Clean. Our
CABINS are'New, with New
Editor of The Star
Given Free Advice
Visitor Tells Us How To Conduct
This Newspaper and What
Not To Print
Offering free advice and prying
into the other fellow's business is
perhaps one of the most common'
frailties of human kind. Most
everybody has been guilty of it
at some time or o their, and in
Port St. Joe there is just about
the average number of citizens
who would have to plead guilty to
the charge if they were indicted.
This is just an average town,. you
know, and being an average town,
means that the people here are
average people, just like those to
be found in any other American
Beds and Furnishings. Free Advice Is Bad Habit
This FRIENDLY GAMP is This free advice bureau busi-
Midway of .the Lakes, at the ness, however, is a bad habit. The
County Line, where your victim upon whom it is heaped in
Visit is Appreciated the majority of cases has no gen-
J. P T uine thanks to offer, and he re-
J. P. BRANTON, Owner ceives it much as he would any-
Postoffice Address thing else that come to thim gratis
WEWAHITCHKA, FLA. -as not being worth iuch.' That
is -why -attorneys like E. Clay
Lewis make a healthy charge 'for
DwA their advice. Of course it is dif-
,1.c rzDK"I *ferent if ones .goes to another and
DO'rT LET THAT DALCU asks for advice. It may or may not
IDow DO N be taken, but it is at least sought
for, and cannot be crassed with
S the ordinary variety which is vol-
u Of counAe-it is perfectly natural
I for each fellow to think that he
r a.f o \is a little above the ordinary and
that everybody else is just. a little
below that level. 'On account of
\/1 this fact he knows that he could
P IT W H run the corner grocery a whole lot
STOP IT WITH nore successfully than it is being
Alka-Seltzer operated by its present owner. So
Does Headache "slow you on and on, down the line, each
dow?" ou are a rare ex- fellow feels confident that" he
ception if it does not. could do the other fellow's job a
One or two tablets ofALKA- 'whole ',lot better than. the fellow
SELTZER in a glass of water who has it is turning out the
.makes a pleasant alkalizing work.
solution that usually brings Tells Ye Ed
relief in just a few minutes.
ALKA-SELTZER is also recom- -Just in this connection a fellow
mended for (you all.know him) strolled into
GAfte Acid Indigestion, The Star -office the other day,.
Colds, and Muscular Pains. planked himself in a chair and
SYou will like the tangy flavo roceede without invtat, to
and the results when you take roceede without invitation, to
Alka-Seltzer. Alka-Seltzer, when tell the editor just how a newspa-
dissolved in water, contains an per should be run. (The, editor
analgesic, (Sodium Acetyl-Salicyl-. "-
ate). In addition, the alkhlizing has only been in the newspaper
agents in Alka-Seltzer help to re- business 25 years, so, of course,
lievee those everyday disor-
ders associated with hyper- knows very little about it.)
acidity. Ye ed was in a most pleasant
Small package 30c -l frame .of mind on that particular
Large package 60e
Large package 60 day, the Centennial Celebration
committee treasurer having just
presented him with a fairly fat
check, and, determined to b'e a
good listener, in order to find out
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"Not only the large city dailies, but
the small country papers as well,
are performing an economic func-
tion absolutely indispensable to the
growth of the country. Hence, in
these times of hard business, when
many concerns are' shortsightedly'
curtailing advertising. I want to
make a personal appeal for everyone
to get behind his:own home town
paper and boost it"
4* '.. q<
- ^ '. .'. 4
S- .- ^- -- -. ----- ^ ---. -_ -^---- -C-
.just how much thi fellow really
knew about' our 'job.
; The whole upshot of the con-
versation was, or that is, the re-
marks of the visitor we should
have said, was a very critical, dis-
course on the shortcomings of this:
sheet in fulfilling its mission to
the 'public: as a purveyor of the
news, and a factor for the general
uplift of the community.' We were
indeed edified', and began to think
what a narrow-minded and' short-
sighted cuss the editor really was.
Society News Is Bunk
All society stuff. was nothing
more nor less than bunk, pure and
simple, said our visitor. News.
stories about the activities in the
business .world' were dry and ,un-
interesting, and oright to be more
intelligently and interestingly pre-
pared, if there wasany hope to
get the public to read them. And
who gave a.rap about whether or
not Mr. and Mrs. Soandso sperit
the day with Mr. and Mrs. Soand-
io in Wewahitchka last Sunday,
and whether they had' chicken for
dinner or had no dinner at all.
There wasn't enough live local
news in the paper to justify any-
body subscribing to, it, and the
kind of local news that seemed to
please the editor most was some
kind of sensational stuff.
The editor took his dose like a
good sport. Listened -through it all
and after the visitor had delivered
himself and prepared to leave, he
was courteously escorted to the
door and a word of thanks spoken
for the very delightful visit the
editor had enjoyed in having him
call on him.'
A half hour or so with no inter-
ruptions left the editor time .for
o~ne reflection -oh -the remarks
which had just been made. Per-
haps there was something in what
this fellow had, said, after all. The
editor long since' realized, that
there are still many things for
hini to "ea-a'n ab6t.-thec conduct of
a newspaper: He is. very ambitious:
to have The Star well thought of
and to give the ,public everything
possible in it to make it interest-
ing and helpful to'them. Taking
up each of the criticisms, one by
one, he began to analyze them:
This social news: Well, most of
the readers of the' paper are the
women 'of the community. They
are' iriterested in the social activi-
ties of the city and surrounding
territory. If they are to be kept
interested in the paper, there
must be something there to inter-
est them. So much for that.
News of the business activities:
The business men of the commun-
ity want to know what their com-
petitors are doing and they like to
see their own activities recorded
in glowing terms. If the editor
hopes to interest these gentlemen,
then his publication must make a
practice of giving them what they
consider is most vital to them.
Personal mention: Everybody in
Port kt. Joe and tne surrounding
territory has a circle of friends,
be it ever so small. These friends
are interested in the movements
of the' others. They are interested
in their joys and their sorrows,
and the home-town paper is the
place for them to iceep track of
-such matters. Such items will cer-
tainly not be seen in the Atlanta
Journal, the Jacksonville Times-
Union or other big newspapers.
Then the last criticism, the lack
of really live local news and the
seeming delight of the,editor in
printing the sensational news.
Well, The Star wants all of the
local news that is available in this
neck o' the woods. A diligent ef-
fort is made to obtain it, but the
editor is only human, and there
are limitations to the aihount of
news that can be squeezed into
afny one issue.
May Accomplish Gog
We :try to select the miost in-
teresting and important of the lo-
cal news. The sensational news is
just a part of the other news
which goes to make up a newspa-
per. It is not printed ith. any de-
Glasses fitted when needed
Made' n Our Own Laboratory
Office Hours: 9.a.m; to 6p.m.
PANAMA CITY, FLA.
sire to, arouse the: minds. of thea
readers, It is printed with the
hope that some good may be ac-
complished through the lessons
they teach. They are warnings to
the public, in many instances; in
order that. proper precautions may
be taken to prevent their recur-
rence, and thus in. a measure
stamp them'out. The editor has
omitted many stories .because he
felt that there was no. good to be
brought in, their publication. If
this class of news is distasteful,
then it is time that the public
mind revolt' against their happen-
ing and use their utmost effort to
prevent them and In this way keep
them out of print.
The editor is trying to give his
readers the news of .this commun-
ity in all of its activities, and will
continue '.to follow that policy.
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Prompt and Efficient Service Always
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If the -news. is bad and not fit
to print, then don't let .it happen.
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THESTAR.;-PORT-ST.- 'JOE, GULP `CO' 'CU Wrfy; FLORIDAA
PftOA-Yv--JANUARY 27, 1~932--..
A R HE STR PR ST. J U C O FA A
W. S. SMITH, Editor and Publisher
Issued every Friday at Port St. Joe, Florida,
from The .Star Building
Entered as Second-class matter, December 10,
1937, at the Postoffice, Port St. Joe, Florfda,
under Act of March 3, 1879.
Subscription Invariably Payable In Advance
One Year ......$2.00 Six Months .... $1.25
Three Months ......65c
The spoken word is given scant attention;
the printed word is thoughtfully weighed.
The spoken word barely asserts; the printed
word thoroughly convinces. The spoken word
is lost; the printed word remains.
WARNING TO MOTORISTS
Florida offers all kinds of inducements to
draw the tourist trade to the state, spending
large sum.in advertising throughout the na-
tion telling of 'the wonderful climate we en-
joy here and pointing out the liundreds of
places of interest to the traveler. We tell of
the grand fishing in the state and of the hunt-
ing, boating and swimming. But do, we men-
tion cows? We do not, unless we quote in
reference to the beef and dairy industries.
But we don't have to tell about the cows
that roam our highways, for apparently the
many accidents and deaths caused by them
is getting out to those people-the tourists-
Swhom we want to visit our fair state.
The District of Columbia Motor Club, in
sending out literature to motorists recently,
included a slip of paper on which the follow-
ing was printed in red ink:
STraveling to Georgia and Florida!
When traveling to Georgia and Florida
beware; of domestic animals grazing along
the public highway. These states still have
an open grazing law which gives domestic
animals 'the right-of-way and does not-re-
.quire farmers to fence in their .property.
SThese animals constitute a real hazard to
motorists. Under the open grazing law
motorists are held fully responsible for all
-damages resulting from collision'with such
animals, including the value of the animal
itself. j .' ,; .. :
6- Fatal accidents have resulted frpm such
collisions, cars have been demolished and
motorists have had to pay exorbitant dam-
ages for injury or death of domestic ani-
When animals are sighted grazing near
the roadway, speed should be reduced so
that the automobile may be stopped within
a few feet of any obstruction. It is well to
drive at reduced speed at night and at other
times when visibility is poor.
The editor of The Star has been observing
these rules for the past couple of years, hav-
ing met up with a bovine highway parader
one dark night, but luckily the only damage
resulting was a dented fender. Since that
time we have been holding our speed down
to 30 miles an hour after sundown and keep-
ing our brakes in first class condition.
A Miami circuit court judge has ruled that
Nathan Mayo, state commissioner of agricul-
ture has no right to establish a standard test
for gasoline except in cases where the legis-
lature has adopted a standard. We should
urge our legislators to adopt such a standard
as the ruling of this circuit judge leaves the
way wide open for unscrupulous dealers to
foist off on an unsuspecting motoring public
inferior gasoline at the price of standard mo-
tor fuel, and nothing can be done about it.
Commissioner Mayo had about run this type
of dealer out of the state with his tests, and
we would like to see the good work.continue.
A family in Cleveland has a cat which is so
smart that it eats at the table with its mas-
ters. But..we have one smarter than that. He
meows until we wait on him.-Cincinnati
LET'S ALL WORK TOGETHER
A healthy state of economic affairs in
America can be one of the strongest barriers
against an infiltration of foreign isms into
this country. As the nation swings into the
new year a prosperous state of business does
not seem out of the question if only there
can be a national recognition of the fact that
the route to progress lies 'in teamwork and
pulling together by all groups.
The growing recognition that petty bicker-
ing and finger-pointing will get us nowhere
is one of the healthy signs on the horizon to-
Through the united effort of all groups
working toward our Number One goal-that
of putting men back to useful pursuits in pri-
vate industry and doing away with relief-
sound recovery can be achieved.
Foreign isms, which destroy religious and
political liberties, have all had their root in
economic distress and human misery. We
should never forget that if all groups in the
nation will work together toward the com-
mon objective of sound economic recovery,
tfe door will be shut abruptly in the face of
ism-mongers who would undermine our in-
A slogan that is today echoing the length
and breadth of the land, and .one that should
be thken up in Port St. Joe, is-"Let's All,
Work Together." And if such a slogan can
be translated into ,action. the threat to re-
ligious, political and economic liberties will
be materially lessened.
ATTEND THE PRESIDENTS BALL
Put a mark on your calendar for tomorrow
night, January 28, to attend the President's
Birthday Ball at the Centennial building,
marking the sixth annual 'birthday celebra-
tion for the president, inaugurated to. raise
funds for the fight against iqfantile paraly-
Remember, you will be dancing to the mu-
sic of Bill. Farmer's orchestra and you will
not only. have the time of your -life, but you
will be helping the thousands of youngsters
all over the country disabled by infantile
paralysis to win their fight back to health
and happiness. And not only that-half of
the money raised in Gulf county this year
will, be used locally in the fight against this'
This great charitable cause is endorsed by
men and womqn of, every race, creed.and
conviction. You can "do your bit" by buy-
ing a ticket for the dance tomorrow night.
While construction in Port St. Joe during
the latter part of 1938 did not come up to
the first part of the year, 1939 is starting off
auspiciously with the $75,000 bank building
underway, the $7500 Masonic building about
half completed, the $50,000 warehouse on the
public dock slowly coming on and eight or
ten new homes under construction. In addi-
tion the widening of Fifth street and drain-
ing of the marshy lowland in the eastern
section of the city at an approximate cost of
$190,000 is expected to begin shortly and
$16,300 will be spent in extending the city's
sewer mains, which will give work to a hun-
dred or more men over a period of six or
The first bath tub had a sandy bottom and
was surrounded by foliage. The bathers en-
tered it from the top of a pine stump.-Flor-
ida Times-Union. And there wasn't any dan-
ger of slipping on the soap.
Take a two-dollar bill and fold it .several
times each way. Then unfold it and you will
find it in creases. Keep the increase but send
the bill to the editor for your next year's sub-
Traffic instruction is, being given out in
Chicago to youngsters in kiddie cars. Some
adult motorists ougly-to be demoted to just
such foot-powered vehicles. Washington
Redthd--- a r
Read the ads and reap. i
TIRED OF IT
By The Other Fellow
Many people are complaining
that too much money is being
taken from the state treasury for
the schools. They read news ar-
ticles of Comptroller Jim Lee put-
ting out $500,000 for the schools,
or $125,000 for the schools, and
complain that other state depart-
ments are made to wait until the
treasury has sufficient to pay off.
Remember some short while
back when we were reading head-
lines in the papers like this:
"Schools Close After But Seven.
Months," "The Little Red School
House In the Red,' and so on.
Such headings of stories and
editorials are disconcerting to a
people who have prided them-
selves on giving their, ,children
the best. 1iJ,.
Someone said dramatically some
years ago: "Millions for defense,
but not one cent for tribute." The
Revolutionary War had cost too
much for Pinckney to drag our
name in the dust for French
recognition. Honor and character
were important to tne founders of
the American republic. Although
we might have been in a worse
plight than we are, still there is
MAY LOSE ST.
If Railroad Fails To Construct
Movable Span In Bridge
According to Congressman Mil-
lard Caldwell, the $500,000 intra-
coastal waterway extension from
Carrabelle to St. Marks hangs in
the balance. If the Seaboard
Airline Railroad company will'
agree to place an 80-foot movable.
span in its .bridge crossing the
Ochlocknee river at McIntyre,
where the railroad and proposed
canal intersect, the construction
work can'be Immediately begun.
Otherwise, the war departmenten-
gineers insist that the. money
must be allocated to another
project. All features of local co-
operation on this project, with the
exception of the railroad bridge
item have been provided by local
interests and approved by the de-
The canal was authorized, by
congress pursuant to a resolution
offered by Representative Cald-
well, a member of the committee
on appropriations, and the money
was appropriated in the last con-
ANNOUNCES FOR GOVERNOR
Hans T. Walker, 38, of Ocala,
has announced that he would be
misjudgment somewhere in offi- a candidate for governor or flor-
cialdom when millions can be ida in the 1940 Democratic pri-
spent to fix holes in our roads and mary. He will announce his plat
build new highways while our form later.
school system suffers. t
We all like smooth roads. Most A NONENTITY
of us like the thrill of "stepping Holly: "I see Smith has finally
on it" occasionally. And yet if a walked into oblivion."
few holes in the roads caused us Wood: "Committed suicide?"
to drive a little slower for a year Holly: "No. He married a movie
or two we might have more time star last week."
to cogitate upon our problems in
such a manner as to better solve relief in the family than a hole in
them. But a boy or girl who is the family character. We might
being deprived of proper training paraphrase Napoleon and say: "It
during the formative years is be- America will have well-trained
ing deprived of something which youth she will be providing the
cannot be given back. -Character most, powerful means of meeting
forms in hard times as well as in any emergency in the future."
good times but HOW? Better a blow to budgetary
Napoleon, though a crass failure pride than a blow at the children,
in the main, was right in some which might mean a life-long'
things. .. .He was right crippling of their ability, Pride
when he said: "If France will can be nurtured when world con-
have great mothers, she will have editions make living easier. Clay,
great sons." The young can best be moulded when it is
girls of today are the mothers of .soft. Character is becoming set
tomorrow. If their training is on perfect or imperfect moulds in
neglected today, what kind of sons hard times as well as good. More
will they give us tomorrow to men of intelligence are working
meet the increasingly difficult on our problems than in many. a
world competition? day. The state legislature will
"But," someone says, "if we meet soon and they should face
neglect the roads, just so many this question: "Holes in roads or
nen will probably have to go on holes in characters?" May
relief." Better a man on they find the way to fix both!
FRIDAY, JANUXRW 27, 1919
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
THE 'STAR, .PFORT .T, JOE, ULF COUNTY ;FLORIDA ., -.. .. .....
. /SEES ALL- .' THE STAFF
KNOWS ALL- Editor-in-Chief .........Dick Stepp
NOWS ALL- Assistant Editor.....Bobby Coburn
STELLS ALL- Sports Editor .......Al Schneider
Society Editors ........... Opal
SABOUT HAPPENINGS Greene and Dborothy iCrockett
IN PORT ST. JOE HIGH Joke Editor.........Paul Johnson
Locals Take Games
With Vernon High
Blo;unstown Games -Rained Out;
:To iBe :Played Later
Four o'clock last Friday .after-
noon the whitee blew for the. e-
,ginning of the first basketball
Game between Vernon High and
Port St. Jpe High. The ,visitors
scored the.first goal ad ,then St.
Joe tied the scpre. The remanl'der
of the,first,half was played with
one tam .leading and then the
other, -with the.score .t the half
being .9-8 .in favor -of the locals.
,The second half .as played
with St. Joe staying in the l d.,
William Trawick came In at the
half and scoed- ,15 -points, in, qUick
succession. Final score was St.
Joe 25 .Vernon 14.
The ..sec9nd game started at 10
o'clock Saturday~ morning. Vernon
led through th'e first half and the
secpnd half was led by St. Joe.
The .final score. was -St. Joe 44,
Last Tuesday the Blountstown
High girls' and boys' basketball
teams came to Port St. Joe. Both
teams were supposed to play.
The girls' game had started and
was nearing the half when rain
began to fall. The players re-
BEAUTY CONTEST IS
WON .BY AVIS WILSON
A Variety Show presented by
the American Legion Auxiliary
.was held at the high school audi-
torium last Friday night. Out of
18 contestants in the beauty con-
test, Avis Wilson, sponsored by
the Quality Grocery, won first
place. Honorable mention was
given Dorothy Crockett, who was
spondoged by the rCaner Diug
Other events of the evening
were a baby contest, which- was
won by Ruby Farner, anpd aRn
amateur contest .,in ,whichh e4ty
Jo Lane, ,-lo imitated .anold .wo7
ian .an.d gave a reading, took
uWe- believe the judges .had a
difficult tjqb, in selecting. w.riners
of, he contests, but we thiAk I4
agreed ,with them in their eilec-,
SCHOOL JOINS IN .F-iT
ON INFANTILE PARALYSIS
The Port .St. Jqe ;high school is
joining in the '.March of Dimes"
campaign -to raise funds for the
fight o ~ infantile -paralysis. !Prof.-
D. G. McIqherson ,t0ok pins : around
to each room We.dnesday morning
and he has urged -everyone to
take part and to buy a pin. It is
hoped by Mr. McPherson that the
mained in the school Duiuia g ror school will be 100 per cent in this
about a half hour, but it continued fight.
raining, so the games were post- The pupils of Wewahitclka
poned to a future date. have challenged Port St." Joe to a
Contest to see which school does
SOPHOMORE NEWS the most in donating to this
What sophomore gir says: cause. This contest will be ;udged
"There's' something about an old by percentage.
love"? (M.T.) Look out W. J. There is also to be a dance to-
B. T. and J. M. seemnto be.g et- morrow night and a basketball
ting along fine now after their game.-Monday night,-proceeds of-
argument about a certain person which will go to this cause. Let's
(-J ). L) everybody try to go to these af-
What sophomore girl and senior .fairs.
boy have had quite a time crying -- -----
on each others shoulders?' Look A JUNIOR'HISTORY
out L. H. and H. T., that's a good
way to fall. inlove. N ame-Paul Kenneth Johnson.
Why is it E. C., ar sophomore :Born-March 22, 1922.
girl, is always looking at furni- Place-Hosford, Fla.
ture. in Chavers-Fowhand's? Could Age-16.
it be S. S.? '(Look out G.) Favorite color-Blue.
It seems as though a romance Antipathy Loud-mouthed peo-
is going on bettweeri M. M. and ple.
A. G. Leave it to A. G. to get her Ambition-To get married.
nan. We wish she would ,make .up .
her mind which one she Wants so MARJORIE STEPP BACK
the rest of us could have a chance.
K. S. has quit wearing the Miss Marjorie Stepp, a graduate.
wooden cross, but the small gold of Port St. Joe high school in the
one is still in .use.. class of 1937, :has returned to.
--- take a' post-graduate -course after
The radio distress' call-written spending five months in Hunting-
SOS-was adopted in 1908. ton College, Montgomery, Ala.
Brodie Machiine Is on which odds are represented.
One man goes ipto a city 'and
iS la e At Sar sells the outfit to.,a merchant for
Displayed A Str 1.50, telling him it will bring in
Good returns. Then other members
Innocent Little Ganmbing Device .f thegang come along and play
the board, winning and losing a
U,,sdd To "Take" Merchants
ed aenumber of -small bets.. Then they
place larger bets on 'the "Jackjlot"
Last week The Star published
an editorial on the "Brodi" ma-
and finally hit it, collecting. In
ht e case of the local man ($90.
chines by 'which racketeers 'took' 'It's a slick racket and evidently
merchants in South Florida. paid good dividends..
Monday, a local business .man IAnyone desiring to inspect the
brought one of the machines and layout is invited to drop in at The
its board Into The Star office and Star office any ;time-buit -we
informed the editor that he had. won't give you any odds on the
been "taken for a ride" on the board.
machine for a considerable sum
and that a merchant in -Apalachi- James Kimbro, who .has been
cola and..nother in Panamln City working in Port St. Joe for the
had likewise fallen for it. past two months, left thkf week
The machine, which is now on for Fernandina, where he has se-
!display at The Star office, is a cured a position.
miniature three fingered wheel
used in .connection .with .a. .board Saveby r leading the .eds!
St. Joe Hi Loses
1Boyn Drop Game .18 to 10, While
Girls Are Downed 20 to 5
The Port St. Joe high school
boys' basketball team went to
Carrabelle Wednesday in high
hope of bringing home e laurels,
after their win over .Ver.non, but
returned with the Omall end qf, a
10 to 18 score.
SBoth teams went in fighting and
fought until the funisb. At the.hilf
Carrabelle, .was lelig by .four.
poiits. The game .ent on after
the (rest period of the half, with
t..e, fighti ng much harder than
at the start..T]he locals tied tbe
score,once, but could not take the
I~9. The game. ended with Carra-
b'1le Jqadi4g 1$8 .o 0. ^-
Gift* -Are 'eten
The Port St. toe :girls played.
just before the boys. At .t liaf
the.,Carrabelle girls were lqading
7 to 0, ibut substitutions were
r*de .on the St. Joe team at the
half and thelo.al girls scored five.
points to ,keep from betng totally
The Eyes and 'Ears of the Schodl
Dick Stepp was absent from
school Tuesday .ppning., And .-
thought he could take it B.L.K.
K..S., sweet 16 and has never
been kissed. "Bah!"
Murnice Taunton whispered tb
me one day: "Isn't love grdnd." I
turned ahd looked at Ed.' HHi
seemed to be in a trance.
B. L..K. says: "Dick Stepp is a'
good pal, but danged if I ain't
jealous of him."
SThe new love affair we prom-i
ised you last week seems to be,
between a certain junior.boy and:
a certain' freshman girl. The girl:
is M. N., but as the boy is editor'
,of the paper he would not- puft his-
name in. P. S.-He is very, very
Miraicle-Allah -Mae Darcey in-
tended to make a goal for the St.
Joe ,girls in the 'gafin against
Blountstown, but instead she made
a goal for the visiting team. We'
wonder if it could 'have' 'been'
caused by anyone on the sideline?;
The ,Tattler would like 'a coni-
fession from Lunnette Hammock.
She was caught by a members of'
our staff writing on the board-
Edwina plus Butterball. We plead
,with you, Lunnette.
SThe Franklitn4Gulf County Health
Department desires to express its
thanks and appreciation for the
assistance and co-operation: qf the
Florida Power corporation and its
representatives in- Port St. Joe in
thq X-ray work recently com-
pletad in. connection with' the tu
berculosis programp'n this county.
D. C. Parmenter, Director.
THEATER -flRE IN QUARTERS
The volunteer fire department
'was called out about 7:30 Sunday
evening in response to an alarm
from the colored quarter when
the film being shown at the M &
M theater caught fire. Little dam-
age was done to the building in
which the theater -operated, but
the projection machines were;
W. H. Linton of Wewahitchka
was a visitor. in the city Saturday.
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WE -SPECIALIZE ,.IN
Wash ing 'Polishing a Greasmg
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S I ,E anteed
TRIANGLE SERVICE STATION
CY WftLIAMS,j eagerr .
Recurrent destructivee jild-fire coidbined with
"cut out and get out" logging practice can soon
reduce a thriving stand of :first clas timberr to 'a
ciarrid wasteland without value.
:Fullertoi, 'Louisiana was so6e years ago a thriv-
ing lumbering city of 5,000. Today, its only residenii
is a darky who lives in squalid poverty in anr aban-
doned bank vait4t. This town and many Tike :it
became ghost cities because recurrent wildfire aid
clean logging: prevented natural reproduction of its
:FlAbda'as forests are easily capable of meeting
:the ihlcriairig ,demandIs for wood, if ,forest fires
are prevrented and new growth is given. a chance.
As i publielitriitiy We aliI n -1 Ay
4gtu iniitabat- a1 tipe lofyildii- t.Oty
4$jc uqr~Fe wbleh .~,anrnot fa'
C' t~ u So s
th feature of our
!,~6t m~is~ail Ib~e~t estate.
FRIPAY, JANU-AVYI7211, ,1
Ladie 'Bae siderai;l disUio ai 'ld as
to the proper method of securing
the uniforp.s, and .it .was finally
(Continued from Page 1) decided to table the matter until
again soon at the state festival, the net meting, which will be
state held next Monday evening a 7:30
and it is hoped they will again held next Mondayevening at 7:30
win -high honors. New uniforms in the high school auctorium.
will assist in this, not only be- All members of the club are re-
cause.,of the appearancee, but the quested to be present Monday
morale of the musicians will be evening, and anyone who is inter-
increased. It is possible that the ested in the banl is also extended
band will be invited to play at an invitation to be present.
the World's Fair in New York, -- ----
and with the uniform problem Mr. and Mrs. C. L. Nichols and
disposed, of, plans can be made for son, Charles, of Chattahoochee,
the purchase of more instruments. were., visiting last week with, Mr.
At the meeting of the club con- ald Mrs., H. L. Mckinhpon.
KAYSO and ,;CRvN GAS0UN
PAGESIXTHESTAR-POT'S* JO, GLF OUNT, FORIA FRDAY JAUARY27.193
Birthday Ball Local Basketball
(Continued from. Page 1) League Is Formed
team and a town team of girls.
Tickets are now on sale for Four Teams Will Play Monday
this event. And Wednesday Evenings
SThe "March of Dimes" cam-
paign is coming along it great
shape, according to E. Clay Lewis, A city basketball league was
Gulf county chairman, and all in- organized last week and a sched
dications point to this section ule of games drawn up to extend
ranking high in the state in the over a period of six weeks, the
drive. games to be held in the new com-
"If anyone has not contributed munity building.
to this fund, may I appeal to you Teams entering the league are
now to do your bit," said Chair- Tapper's Oldtowhers, St. Joe Pa.
man Lewis yesterday. "This is per Mill, Merchants and Port St.
one of the most worthy and out- Joe High School. The merchants
standing campaigns ever to be team is made up of former play-
held here, and, from a *selfish ers of this city, sponsored by sev-
standpoint, Port St. Joe and Gulf eral local business men. Tapper's
county cannot afford to fail to do team is also composed of former
more than their part in this cam- stars, while the mill team will
paign." consist of some old-timers from
the city, with several newcomers
NOT IN HEAVEN added.
"Where am I?" moaned the ac- The rosters of the teams willbe
cident victim, as he came to, "in limited to 12 members and games
heaven?" will be played each Monday and
'No, dear," replied his wife, "I Wedneday night, probably begin-
am still with you." ning with games next Wednesday
Se evening. On each evening there
The trade of the West Indies will be double-headers, bringing,
doubled during the World War. out all four teams on each occa-
sion. This will enable a six-weeks'
Schedule to be played, with each
CLASSIIEID ADS -team competing with all other
CLA, ,,A -/ teamsfour games each. The shed-
"-. ule will be completed in time for
FOR SALE-Three practically new
33x6.00 tires. Good tread. At a
bargain. C. E. Stebel, Wimico
Lodge, White City. 2-3*,
.TNFLURNISHED 9 by 18-foot cab-
ias; cei:ed overhead and sides;
gdod water; $6 month. Apply St.
Joe Lumber Co. 12121tf
ROOMS FOR RENT
IF- YO'Ut.,have a room -fpr rent,
Swhy'not place a classified adver-
tisement in The Star. The cost is
low and returns are gratifying. .
Try it today. .tf
ELECTRIC WIRING-In all Its-
, Branches, reasonable. Fixtures
i and Fans., Repairs
COMPANY Port St. Joe
Home Office, Apalachicol. Box 313
NOTICE SALE OF BONDS
Sealed bids for the purchase of.
$175,000.00 of dredging bonds,
1937, of the City of Port'St. Joe,
Florida, will be received by the
City Commission, of the City of
Port St. Joe, Florida, at the City
Hall, in said City, until ten o'clock
A. M. (E.S.T.), Friday, February
3, 1939, at which time and place
all bids will be publicly opened and
The bonds will be dated January
1, 1937, in the denomination of
$1,000.00 each, numbered in order
.of their maturity from 1 to 175,
both inclusive, bear interest at the
rate of four percentum per annum,
payable semi-annually on January
1 and July 1 in each year from the
date thereof until maturity, pay-
able as to both principal and in-
terest at the office of the City
Clerk, in the City of Port St. Joe,
Florida, or, at the option of the
holder, at the Florida National
Bank in Jacksonville, Jacksonville,
Florida, in such coin or currency
as is, on the respective dates of
payment of principal thereof and
interest thereon, legal tender for
the payment of public and private
debts; shall be in coupon form,
shall be registerable as to princi-
pal only at the option of.the hold-
er; and shall mature serially on
January 1 in the years and amounts
1940, 1941, 1942, 1944,
1945, 1946, 1948, 1949,
1950, 1952, 1953, 1954,
1956, 1957, 1958, each..$9,000.00
1943, 1947, 1951, 1955,
1959, each .............. 8,000.00
\ The City. Commission reserves,
the right to waive any informali-
ties in, or refuse any or all bids:
CITY OF PORT ST. JOE, Florida.
By M. P. Tomlinson,
City Auditor and Clerk.
the tournaments late in March.
Rules and by-laws were adopted
at a meeting held Thursday night
of last week .and' officers elected,
D. G. McPherson being named as
president and T. W. Wilsoni as
A meeting of the board of di-
rectors was called Sunday and the
,schedule of games adopted, -meth-
ods of handling the games de-
cided upon and the conduct of the
series provided for.
,Tiese basketball :games. should
create much interest during the
winter months and sports fans are
looking forward to then with
much .Interest, meanwhile placing
bets on their favorites.
At the opening game, ladies will
be admitted free when accom-
panied with one paid admission.
Admission will be 25 cents for
adults and 10 cen:s for children.
All grade school children will be
admitted to all games free of
Team forfeits will be posted im-
mediately with the secretary and
everything will be in shape for
opening of the series.
Would Deed Old
Would Deed Old
Cemetery to City
Ancient Burying Ground of Old
City Offered By Owners To
Be Made Into Memorial
A. "Pick" Higgins of Blounts-
town and J. T. McNeill of Port St.
Joe, owners of the plot of ground
on which is located the old ceme-
tery containing graves of those
who lived and died in the ancient
and famous city of St. Joseph,
birthplace of Florida's first con-
stitution, have offered to deed the
property to Port St. Joe in
ordei that the old burying ground
may be preserved as a monument
to the memory of residents of the
These two gentlemen have of-
fered to deed the actual land on
which the cemetery is located,
without cost, or will sell adjoining
land, which would make a total of
about 16.76 acres, for $600. :The
St. Joseph Land and Development
company, which also owns land in
that section, has also offered to
deed some land to the city in the
interest of preserving the ceme-
Tuesday evening the board of
city commissioners agreed to ac-
cept the offer of the free land, but
felt that the city was unable, at
this time, -to pay $600 for -the ad-
St. A uustine
Jaycees On Good
Will Visit Here .
Were Surprised At Developments'
Here and Predicted Bright
Future for St. Joe
A party of young business men
of St. Augustine, representing the
junior chamber of commerce of
that city, stopped briefly Tuesday
in Port St. Joe. They were on a
goodwill .tour of the -state in an
attempt to bring the ancient east
coast city,to the attention of the
people of Florida.
The visitors called on. T..W.
Wilson, secretary, and J. L. Kerr,
treasurer, of the local chamber of
commerce, for an exchange of
views. They then hurried on to a
meeting at Apalachicola with the'
junior -body. of our neighboring
The St. Augustine, men ex-' (Continued from Page 1)
pressed themselves as being sur- Call You Sweetheart." A duet,
prized and delighted with the de- "Gold Mine In the Sky," was sung
velopments here and predicted a by Geraldine Parker arid Marian.
bright future for Pert St. Joe. VanHorn and was followed by
They promised to come'here again "Hot Buddy Sullivan" singing "In
soon for a longer visit. I My Reverie." Alfred Gangnelux
The party was made up of La- played two .numbers on the har-
mar Warren, secretary, John YVer- monica, and Mrs,.'Curry and her
soggi, Charles 'Usina andl Leonard'guitar were introaucea t and she
Dragla, the latter befng represen- beautiful played and sang '-St.
tative from St. Johns 'county in Louis Blues" aod "When 'Did' You
the state legislature. Leave Heaven."
In literature .left With Mr' Wil,. ---- -
son for distribution, particular at- '' IN COMMON
tention Is called to,, the Marine
Studios,' w which are adjacent to Visitor: ',You and your wife
St. Augustine and which have should have a lot in common."
added much to the tourist inter- Jones: "We do, but she wants
est in the state. to build at my expense."
FPritz Christiansen and A. C.
Lupton were named as delegates
to the mid-winter conference of
the American Legion at Tallahas.
see February 4 and 5. They were
chosen at a special called meeting
of Gulf County Post Monday eve-
ning at the Legion hut.
CONSIDERABLY PUT OUT
Smith: "Your wife seems to be
put out about something."
Jones: "She Is. She think~ I've
invited you to dinner."
1 '** -~-(---- --,
:Drug Store Cowboy: "Where
have you been all mny..life?"
She:' "Hiding from saps like
you." ... :.. .
The Star .s $2 per year-sub-
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FOR FRIDAY AND SATURDAY
JANUARY 27 AND 28
24 lb 6 12 37'
RICE KRISPIES- 2 Boxes 25 :
Octagon Soap, 5 small bars...lie
P&G Soap, 3 large bars ..... :.... 1
Water Ground Meal, pkg. 25c
TURNIPS-3 No. 2 cans........25c
Evaporated Milk 4 Cans 29c POTATOES
TOMATOES-3 No. 2 cans....25c
DRY SALT MEAT-Per lb..:15c 10 PIIS 25C
Cooking Oil GAL. 85c GAL. 49c 10 -U. 15c
Corn Beef-2 2-oune SWEETc
Corn Beef-2 12-ounce cans 34c
-- B U L K
5 lbs. 25c
Best Ever Orange Juice-
3 No. 2 Cans ...................
DESSERT PEACHES- 15c
Silver Bar-No. 2/2 Can .........
Potted Meat-4 cans..............17c
Palace Loaf-3 cans..............25c
Owens & Murdock
PORT ST. JOE
T;HE STAR,, PORT ,S~: f-JOE, GUILF ,COUNTY,;-f40;RIDA.
PRIDAV, '-jANUARY 27, -1939'